|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1867|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1945|
The Courtland Journal
April 19 1945 - page 4
Hector Eugene Allen, son of Mr & Mrs. Samuel Allen, was born Nov. 14 1867, at Lowell, Mich., and passed away at the home of his son Lester near Courtland, Kans., April 9, 1945 at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was one of a family of six children and had one brother and four sisters. When he was 14 years old, his father died. At the age of 18, he with his mother and his youngest sister, came to Randall Kans., in a covered wagon. In 1887 he moved near Formoso and helped to build the Rock Island railroad.
On Dec. 24, 1891, he was married to Viola Case. To this union eight children were born: Mrs. Ida Landon, Courtland; Fred of Formoso; Mrs. Meda Bowker, Yakima, Wash.; Mrs. Keta Carlson who passed away in 1927; Lester of Courtland; Cecil of Belleville; Mrs. Myrtle West, of Hutchinson; and Mrs. Viola McNealy of Belleville.
Mr. Allen was a farmer and horse man near Formoso until 1912 when he moved with his family to Republic county where he lived the remainder of his life.
His wife passed away in May 1926, leaving him with the three youngest children. When these children grew up and married he and his son Cecil continued to farm and live together until failing health caused him to quit work. For the past two years he has been cared for in the homes of his sons Cecil and Lester. Shortly after his marriage he joined the Methodist church of Formoso.
He leaves to mourn his departure seven children, 20 grandchildren. and 14 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Meda Githens of Republic; and many other relatives.
Funeral services were held Thursday from the Scandia Funeral home with Rev. Fred Blanding delivering the sermon. Interment was in the Balch cemetery near Formoso.
Viola L Case Allen (1872 - 1926)*
Ida May Allen Landon Shue (1891 - 1971)*
Fred E Allen (1894 - 1978)*
Lester E Allen (1902 - 1968)*
Created by: TLC
Record added: Jul 23, 2009
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